Leaders concern themselves with the big picture, and rightfully so. But every so often, it's worth reminding ourselves that decisions large and small have a major impact on our organizations, our people and our own lives.
Entrepreneur and coach Jeff Boss gives some eminently practical guidance on decision-making in his latest post:
"The choices you make as a leader can have powerful impacts," he notes. "The 'chance of a lifetime' can appear out of nowhere only to turn into something painful. Conversely, there are those opportunities that don’t seem worthy of a second glance at the time but eventually wriggle their way on to your missed opportunity list."
So how do you make a good decision? Boss offers nine tests to see how the decision you face will work out for all concerned. Here are a few of his statements:
Good decisions positively impact others.
Good decisions are replicable.
Good decisions include others.
Good decisions are accountable.
Good decisions involve self-awareness.
Want to learn more? Read his full post here.